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Earn your church or organization complimentary tickets to participating theme parks and attractions by packing shoeboxes!

Did you earn tickets during the 2020 Shoebox Challenge? Great News - Ticket claiming begins March 1st!

The coronavirus pandemic has caused suffering and fear for children around the world. Now more than ever, boys and girls need hope. By prayerfully packing Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts, you can join us in bringing the message of eternal hope to these precious little ones and their families.

Participating in this Samaritan’s Purse project is easy, whether your church is meeting in person or online. Pack and drop-off shoebox gifts or Build a Shoebox Online! The more shoeboxes you complete, the more tickets your church earns. Select a church representative to sign up for the Shoebox Challenge by November 1.

How To Participate In The Shoebox Challenge


Step 1: Register

September 1 - November 1

Register your organization online to qualify to earn complimentary tickets.

Learn How


Step 2: Report

December 1 - December 20

Report the number of shoeboxes that your organization has collected online.

Learn How

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Step 3: Claim

March 1 - April 15

After reporting all of your shoeboxes, claim your earned tickets.

Earn Tickets To Amazing Attractions

Hippos in the water

Camden, NJ

Adventure Aquarium is just minutes from downtown Philadelphia on the Camden Waterfront and features one-of-a-kind exhibits with more than 15,000 aquatic species throughout two million gallons of water. The Aquarium is home to the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, including the only great hammerhead shark on exhibit.

Wild Eagle at Dollywood

Pigeon Forge, TN

Dollywood offers you the chance to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains and the incredible spirit of its people, all at a ploace fun for all ages. We invite you to taste award-winning recipes, experience heart-pounding thrills and witness incredible performances sure to become memories you'll treasure always.

Elitch Gardens

Denver, CO

Located in the heart of Denver and celebrating over 125 years of fun, Elitch Gardens is Colorado’s only world-class combination theme and water park. From thrilling roller coasters to pint-sized adventures, a splashin' water park and tons of special events, there's thrills for all. The park is open April through October.

Newport Aquarium

Newport, KY

Newport Aquarium is located only two minutes from downtown Cincinnati at Newport on the Levee. It showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water. The Aquarium is open to the public 365 days a year.

Silver Dollar City

Branson, MO

Silver Dollar City is an award-winning 1880s-style theme park located in Branson, Missouri, that features over 40 thrilling rides & attractions, live shows & concerts, 100 resident craftsmen demonstrating America’s heritage crafts, 18 award-winning restaurants and 60 unique shops – all sitting atop one of Missouri’s deepest caves.

Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain, GA

Stone Mountain Park, located in Metro-Atlanta, is Georgia’s most popular attraction and features a wide variety of family activities. Located on 3,200 acres of natural beauty. Adventure awaits as you discover our interactive family-friendly attractions and many natural and historic sights.

Wild Adventures

Valdosta, GA

Wild Adventures in Valdosta, GA is a Theme Park, Waterpark and Animal Park - all in one. Enjoy thrilling rides and roller coasters for all ages, hundreds of exotic animals, shows and all-star concerts each season. Take a break from your daily routine and give your family a much-needed affordable Georgia vacation at Wild Adventures.